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Possible Altria-Juul Partnership Would Join Companies with Most Popular Cigarette and E-Cigarette Brands Among Kids

If Juul really wants to eliminate cigarettes, why would they even consider partnering with a company that not only makes the best-selling cigarette brand among kids, but has repeatedly fought efforts to reduce smoking? Just this year, Altria spent over $
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 29, 2018 00:46

[Florida] $20M Punitive Damage Award In Favor Of Tobacco Plaintiff Reinstated ($$)

In a Nov. 26 holding, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a Florida federal judge’s grant of judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) on behalf of...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 29, 2018 00:29

Altria in talks to buy stake in Juul

Altria, the company behind Marlboro cigarettes, is in talks to take a stake in Juul Labs, the $16bn ecigarette start-up that has seized three-quarters of the US vaping market since its launch in 2015, according to four people briefed on the discussions.
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 28, 2018 23:19

[UK] Right-wing think tank accused of promoting tobacco and oil industry “propaganda” in schools

The Institute of Economic Affairs’ magazine distributed to tens of thousands of British schoolchildren promotes tobacco tax cuts, climate change denial, tax havens, and privatising the NHS – but doesn’t say where its money comes from (uk)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:32

Florida Jury Returns Verdict In Favor Of Engle Progeny Plaintiff ($$)

On Nov. 26, a jury empaneled before Judge Antonio Arzola of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Dade County awarded a former smoker $2.25 million in punitive damages following...
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 29, 2018 00:33

[South Dakota] Record $26M spent on defeated tobacco tax measure in Montana

the most expensive ballot issue in Montana since at least 2002, and likely in state history, according to reports. The hefty price tag was driven by one tobacco company that spent heavily in Montana and in South Dakota to successfully defeat tobacco tax
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 28, 2018 02:32

Juul's New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor

In an effort to expand overseas sales, the company is designing a way to reduce nicotine levels but enhance the rate of absorption in the body.
New York Times
added Nov 28, 2018 01:49

'Troubling signs': Health Canada to review tobacco strategy as smoking rate spikes

Health Canada is asking contractors to prepare a report on the "value for money" of the longstanding, multi-million-dollar program that has sought to reduce the number of smokers in this country. The review would look back at how well the Federal Tobacco
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 28, 2018 00:01

[Sweden] Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke

The findings showed that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, socioeconomic factors, and their own smoking, men with fathers who smoked had a 41 per cent lower sperm concentration and 51 per cent fewer sperm count than those with non-smok
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:28

[Illinois] Chicago goes after big tobacco, e-cigarettes

City attorneys filed a lawsuit Nov. 13... Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said her agency observed tobacco sales earlier this summer and launched a sting operation in October targeting companies marketing and selling t
Columbia Chronicle (Columbia College Chicago)
added Nov 27, 2018 04:08
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